Tag: Farscape

BOOM! Studios Comics On Sale March 9

Written by Blake Masters, Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Michael Penick
SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $4.99
COVER A: Karl Richardson
COVER B: Rael Lyra
Diamond Code: JAN111041

The premiere issue of an unforgettable new sci-fi epic that asks the question: what makes us human?

Enter the future where pollution, poverty, and armed conflict have been obliterated. Only off-world on the terraformed moons of distant planets does war still exist. Corporations command more power than governments and when they go to war, they use their own military force — armies composed of bio-engineered clones. For generations, these clones have not questioned why they live and die while their makers risk nothing. But now, one of their own will stand up against injustice, sparking a revolution that will change the entire galaxy, igniting INSURRECTION!

Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon, Keith DeCandido
Drawn by Will Sliney
SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER: Joe Corroney
Diamond Code: JAN111030

The War for the Uncharted Territories continues with a team-up you never asked for! Scorpius and Rygel on the run! Yes we know, you’ve seen so many stories matching a Hynerian Dominar with a half-Scarran/half-Sebacean rogue… this one won’t be like all the others! Find out if these two fan-favorite characters can trust each other to escape the wicked Kkore! From series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and writer Keith R.A. DeCandido!

Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Humberto Ramos
COVER B: Gene Ha
Diamond Code: JAN111045

Stan Lee joins New York Times bestselling author Chris Roberson and artist Khary Randolph to deliver Stan Lee’s third, epic new ongoing series, STARBORN!

Just when it seemed like Ben and Tara might make it off Earth, a new and menacing enemy appears — and now, things aren’t looking so good! Will they be able to make it out alive? Will Ben be able to embrace his newfound power and return to his true home? There’s only one way to find out how the first arc of the Stan Lee superhero smash-hit ends… Covers by fan-favorite artists Humberto Ramos and Gene Ha!

Written by Federico Pedrocchi, Chase Craig
Drawn by Federico Pedrocchi, Jack Hannah
SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER: Don Rosa
Diamond Code: JAN111056

Donald Duck continues to celebrate the 70th Aniversary of Walt Disney’s Comics. And what rare treats await you within these pages! See the first appearance of Donald’s uncle Scrooge McDuck’s infamous money bin in the 1951 Carl Barks classic, “The Big Bin on Killmotor Hill,” reprinted in the U.S. for the first time in over 17 years! Followed by the first-ever complete reprint of the 1938 Federico Pedrocchi strip entitled “Donald Duck Special Correspondent” — including pages never before seen in the U.S.! Featuring a classic cover by the legendary Don Rosa, this issue is surely one-of-a-kind!

Written by Johanna Stokes, Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Christopher Possenti
SC, 112pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
Diamond Code: JAN111025
ISBN 13: 9781608860517

Collected for this first time—the Lovecraft-inspired supernatural horror series with a decidedly modern spin from superstar writing team Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, HEXED) and Johanna Stokes (DEATH VALLEY, ZOMBIE TALES)!

A cruise ship comes to port—hundreds aboard are dead, but why? Clayton Diggs is a pharmaceuticals salesman who discovers his sister has committed herself to an insane asylum. She’s checked herself in, fearing she’ll hurt herself or someone else. And she’s afraid of something else out there… All across the world, hands are being dealt, and momentum is shifting, while ordinary people in an ordinary world find themselves drawn by fate to see darkness and despair unlike anything they could ever imagine. Meanwhile, a cult makes its move, believing that there is a great one sleeping that will hear THE CALLING…

Written by Philip K. Dick
Drawn by Tony Parker
SC, 112pgs, FC, SRP: $24.99
Diamond Code: DEC100810
ISNB 13: 9781608866151

THE EISNER AWARD-NOMINATED SERIES CONTINUES! Worldwide bestselling sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick’s award-winning DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? has been called “a masterpiece ahead of its time, even today” and “arguably Mr. Dick’s best.” BOOM! Studios is honored to present the complete novel transplanted to the comic book medium, mixing all new panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an innovative, ground-breaking series experiment that the Village Voice named one of the “Best Comics and Graphic Novels”! Deluxe hardcover edition — Volume 4 of 6.

Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Christian Dibari
SC, 112 pgs, SRP: $14.99
COVER: Robert Adler
Diamond Code: JUL100876
ISBN 13: 9781608860371

You’ve never seen the Old West like this before! Ex-slave and former Union soldier Cole has spent the years after the Civil War building a reputation as the most fearsome bounty hunter in the land. But when the tables turn and a bounty is placed on Cole’s head, all hell breaks loose. Finding himself unable to protect the thing most precious to him—his family—Cole goes on a rampage of revenge, leaving a trail of blood and wreckage in his wake. With nothing but his horse, his one surviving son, and his gun, Cole’s vengeful journey leaves no stone unturned and no culprit living!

The thrilling miniseries from the writer of the critically acclaimed 28 DAYS LATER and HEXED!

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Minck Oosterveer
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
Diamond Code: JAN111049
ISBN13: 9781608860463

The second volume of Mark Waid’s critically acclaimed new miniseries collected for the first time! A year after the mystery that changed everything for Catherine Allingham — the world’s greatest detective returns with a new chilling case. Residents of Mountain Oak are turning up dead with each victim leaving a different death clue at the scene of the crime. Catherine and her new assistant Adrianna are on the case. But why doesn’t Catherine remember her former partner, James Doyle, and with suffering from a brain tumor, how has she overshot her expiration date of six months by a year? Find out in this hair-raising new volume of THE UNKNOWN! Join Mark (KINGDOM COME) Waid and international superstar Minck Oosterveer in this thrilling adventure! In the vein of RUSE!

Preview: BOOM! Studios Releases For 12/16

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Jean Diaz
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: John Cassaday
COVER B: Tim Sale
COVER C: Jeffrey Spokes

Last April BOOM! Studios showed the world that MARK WAID IS EVIL with the smash-hit series IRREDEEMABLE. This December, BOOM! shows the world that Mark Waid is now… INCORRUPTIBLE! Super villain Max Damage had an epiphany the day The Plutonian destroyed Sky City. When The Plutonian turned his back on humanity, Max Damage decided to step up. Now Max Damage has changed his name to Max Daring and turned from his formerly selfish ways to become… INCORRUPTIBLE.

Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon, Keith DeCandido
Drawn by Will Sliney
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Joe Corroney
COVER B: Will Sliney

HOLY DREN, FARSCAPE IS ONGOING! Yes, Farscape fans have made the mini-series such successes that we made Farscape an ongoing series! Secrets are revealed, alliances are made and hearts are broken in this, the start of a new chapter in the lives of your favorite characters! Written by the creator of the show Rockne S. O’Bannon!

Written by Chris Gorak, Pierluigi Cothran
Drawn by Damian Couceiro
SC, 24 pgs, FC, (2 of 4), SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Erik Jones
COVER B: Chris Brunner

She cheated death and now the hunt is on! Nola continues her quest for revenge in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans and finds herself in the destroyed city’s twisted web. From Chris Gorak (Right at Your Door) and scripted by Heroes comic writer Pierluigi Cothran!

Written by Erik Hedman
Drawn by Wanda Gattino
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $2.99
COVER A: Fernando Guell
COVER B: Arild Midthun

Continuing BOOM! Kids’ all-new direction for everyone’s favorite-feathered penny pincher, Uncle Scrooge! Building on a tradition created by some of the greatest creators the comic book world has ever seen, like Carl Barks and Don Rosa, these issues follow Scrooge on new adventures that North American audiences have never seen! Join us in a bold new era for Scrooge that pays tribute to the past but heads into a new future!

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Minck Oosterveer
COVER A: Erik Jones
COVER B: Alexander Stojanov
SC, 24 pgs, FC, (3 of 4), SRP: $3.99

Catherine’s terminal condition reaches the point of no return, but she’s determined to solve the mystery of Death if it’s the last thing she does. And chances are it will be. Mark Waid’s tale of mystery and the macabre speeds towards a stunning climax!

Written by Giorgio Salati, Riccardo Secchi,
Alessandro Ferrari
Drawn by Stefano Turconi
COVER A: Magic Eye studios
COVER B: Marco Mazzarello
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $2.99

Featuring a brand new team of super-heroes culled from Disney’s Mickey and Donald universe! Come adventure with The Duck Avenger, Super Goofy, and the main man Mickey himself, as they take on the Phantom Blot and his nefarious group of ne’r do wells! At stake…nothing less than the riches in Scrooge McDuck’s Money Bin!

DVDs With Dean – Release Date November 17th

This Week’s Tastiest Morsel
Star Trek (Two-Disc Digital Copy Edition)
The reboot of the Star Trek franchise was much better and more successful than I had imagined and they follow it up with a solid DVD launch. You can choose between the Two-Disc standard edition and a Three-Disc Blu-ray which has game demos on the extra third disc for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Included on the sets are deleted scenes which include a peek of the Klingons which will likely be in the next feature film.

Fresh Catches
Sacha Baron Cohen returns with a little less success and fanfare as he follows up Borat with another improv laden hoax on the public. The DVD has a bunch of deleted and extended scenes and a commentary with the star and director giving behind the scenes insight into the film.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Its A Very Sunny Christmas
This is a 60 minute special episode which is being released early on DVD to enjoy this holiday season, although this will likely be included in the 5th season set if you have been collecting them all.

The Limits of Control
Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers) enters the realm of crime thriller with an international cast including Gael Garcia Bernal, John Hurt, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Isaach De Bankole. His movies are usually a little talky, but I think this might be an interesting genre for him so I will check it out.

The director of the wild foreign film Oldboy takes on the tale of a priest who becomes a vampire after getting a blood transfusion. He naturally struggles with his new desires and this should make for another compelling story worth your time. And if you haven’t seen Oldboy check it out before the rumored Hollywood remake which will surely be weaker.

My Sister’s Keeper
Cameron Diaz stars in this film about a mother who has a special needs daughter who relies on the blood of her sister to survive, and the sister now wants to be freed from her life as a donor and live her own life. The DVD is nearly featureless.

Downhill Racer (The Criterion Collection)
Criterion has procured the rights to this early Robert Redford film where he plays a cocky professional downhill skier who’s coach (Gene Hackman) tries to reign him in.

Andy Barker, P.I.: The Complete Series
Conan’s returning sidekick, Andy Richter, had two stints in the sitcom world and this was his last effort which was cut short and until now unavailable on DVD. The set has some interesting and funny behind the scenes coverage with Richter, Conan, and his writing team including Jane Espenson (Buffy), and Jonathan Groff (How I Met Your Mother).

Dane Cook: ISolated INcident
This has Dane Cook toning down his more over-the-top antics for a more intimate set filmed at the Laugh Factory in L.A.

Double Dip DVDs
Gone with the Wind (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition)
The re-issue has three new documentaries on the Two-Disc set or you can choose one of the epic Five-Disc sets with a limited edition case full of prints, programs, and the CD soundtrack. I recommend the big set because the artwork on the base Two-Disc DVD is terribly photoshopped work while the set has the classic artwork from the poster.

The Sopranos: The Complete Series
This is almost identical to the set released last year, but they cut out the soundtrack and the book. There are no new features so this is a strange re-issue less than a year later.

Rome: The Complete Series
This is another HBO reissue which unites the previously available sets into one new case.

Farscape: The Complete Series
All four seasons united with a ton of features including 29 commentaries, a bunch of documentaries and featurettes, and cast interviews.

‘Farscape: The Complete Series Megaset’ Starbursts To Stores On November 17th

How’s this for a candidate for the top of your Christmas list? Yeah, you want this set and so will every other sci-fi geek on the planet. Pre-order now to ensure you don’t miss out!



Never Before Available in One Complete Package, All Four Fan Favorite Seasons Have Finally Been United in One Stellar 25 Disc Set ($149.95srp) Featuring Over 15 Hours of Bonus Programming, Including 29 Episode Commentaries, Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries, Interviews, Deleted Scenes and Much More!

Farscape_CompleteSeriesA+EIN STORES NOVEMBER 17

When a freak accident during an experimental space mission catapulted Astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield, a groundbreaking cult classic was born with the epic, adventure-filled TV series Farscape. On November 17, the award-winning fan favorite show, which ran from 1999-2003 on Sci Fi and was named by TV Guide as one of television’s best cult shows ever, will commemorate its 10th Anniversary with the very first complete packaging of the series. Featuring all 88 episodes on 25 discs, with original aspect ratios (4×3 for Seasons 1-3, anamorphic 16×9 widescreen for Season 4) and 5.1 surround sound, FARSCAPE: THE COMPLETE SERIES MEGASET delivers the venerated program to its legions of loyal fans and a new generation for the collectible price of $149.95srp.

An imaginative fusion of live action, state-of-the-art puppetry, prosthetics and CGI, Farscape, produced by The Jim Henson Company in association with RHI Entertainment, featured mind-boggling alien life forms, dazzling special effects, edge-of-your-seat thrills, irreverent humor and unforgettable characters — all brought to rich life by the creative minds at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Strap in and hold on tight for the extraordinary adventures of John Crichton, as he finds himself surrounded by hostile aliens and soaring through the cosmos aboard Moya, a glorious living space ship. Hunted by the relentless Peacekeepers, he allies himself with Moya’s crew — Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black), Luxan warrior Ka D’Argo (Anthony Simcoe), azure priestess Zhaan (Virginia Hey), spritely Nebari thief Chiana (Gigi Edgley), Dominar Rygel, the deposed royal ruler of the Hynerian Empire and Pilot — to search for a way out of this inconceivably alien world and return home.

FARSCAPE: THE COMPLETE SERIES MEGASET contains amazing surprises, including over 15 hours of bonus programming:

* 29 Episode Commentaries, including “Premiere” with Rockne S. O’Bannon, Brian Henson and Ben Browder; “Jeremiah Crichton” with Claudia Black, Producer/Writer David Kemper, Browder and O’Bannon; “Bone to Be Wild” with Anthony Simcoe; “Relativity” with Lani Tupu (Crais/Voice of Pilot) and Director Peter Andrikidis; and, “Bad Timing” which features Browder, Black and Kemper discussing the series’ final episode.
* Multiple featurettes and documentaries including “In the Beginning: A Look Back with Brian Henson”; “Making of a Space Opera” and “Inside Farscape: Save Farscape,” on which fans, cast and crew discuss the fate of their beloved series.
* Multiple video profiles featuring archival clips and cast/crew discussing their characters and roles on Farscape.
* Over 90 minutes of deleted scenes.
* Slideshows and archival photo galleries, including character concepts and promo photos.
* Production design galleries featuring screenshots, rough drafts and concept slide shows.
* Behind-the-Scenes interviews with Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Virginia Hey, Gigi Edgley, Paul Goddard (Stark), Wayne Pygram (Scorpius) and more.
* Original TV promos and trailers


In addition to the complete MEGASET, on November 17, FARSCAPE will also be available in single season sets. Each re-packaged DVD release in FARSCAPE: THE COMPLETE SEASONS 1-4 will feature over 18 hours of interstellar entertainment — 22 episodes on six jam-packed discs filled with hours of revealing bonus materials — for $44.95srp.

Prepare for Starburst!

‘Farscape’ #1 Sells Out, Gets Second Printing

Despite having not aired any new episodes in over four years, it’s safe to say that interest in Farscape has yet to wane. This has been proven yet again in a big way as the first issue of the comic book continuation of the series has quickly sold out and is going back for a second printing. I’m saving my review until this first four issue storyline is complete, so look for it soon. Here’s all the second printing details from BOOM! Studios and the new cover below that.

For Immediate Release:


First Printing Saw Sell Out In 5 Days

Near Universal Critical Acclaim

LOS ANGELES – January 5th, 2008 – BOOM! Studios announced today that after selling out in five days, FARSCAPE #1 will be receiving a second printing. The second print will have a slightly altered cover to distinguish itself from the first printing.

Diamond Comics Distributors will make the second printing of FARSCAPE #1 available on January 14th, at that time the second printing’s code will open for orders, and a Diamond Daily article will also run that day alerting retailers to its availability.

FARSCAPE #1 second print has a tentative street date of February 4th.

“All of us involved with the Farscape comic books are ecstatic that the fans have embraced the project in such an overwhelming way,” said BOOM!’s Managing Editor Matt Gagnon. ” I couldn’t be happier with the team we have in place. We’re having a blast continuing the Farscape mythos, and we hope it shows.”

FARSCAPE #1 is written by television series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon with script by Keith R.A. DeCandido, interior art by Tommy Patterson and cover art by fan-favorites Dennis Calero and Joseph Corroney!

Picking up directly where the television miniseries FARSCAPE: THE PEACEKEEPER WARS left off, fans can look forward to show creator O’Bannon steering their favorite characters into new and original stories, keeping with the existing canon – and then extending it!

Debuting on the SCI-FI Channel in 1998, FARSCAPE follows the adventures of astronaut John Crichton, who has a freak accident during an experimental space mission that catapults him across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield. Suddenly, he’s trapped among alien creatures wielding deadly technology – a battle that 20th century sci-fi pop culture never prepared him for. Hunted by a merciless military race, Crichton begins his quest for home from a distant galaxy.

A groundbreaking award-winning sci-fi production, FARSCAPE from The Jim Henson Company and [HALLMARK] has become a global favorite. Named by TV Guide as one of television’s “Best Cult Shows Ever” and most recently named by EMPIRE Magazine as one of the “50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” FARSCAPE is known for the overwhelming fan-based campaign that led to its miniseries production. The show has continued to find new audiences as it airs in syndication and is available on iTunes and DVD.